Disaster Bleach The cosplay showed off the many faces and looks that Sousuke Aizen adopts during the series’ original run! Tite Kubo’s original manga franchise makes a big comeback this year as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of its launch in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. This resulted in brand new material for the manga, but perhaps more exciting, more new material from the anime. Fans have been waiting for more anime for quite some time since the manga’s final arc features some of the biggest moments from some surprise characters like this massive villain.
While Bleach continued to have a number of powerful enemies after his major conflict, Aizen remained a key villain that fans still hold in high regard to this day. The fact that he was able to sneakily bring down all of Soul Society with his grand plan before unleashing what he could do with all his might, Aizen’s impact on the franchise was so great that he even had to show up once more during the Thousand Year Blood War Arc. Now fans can see her many looks throughout the series with awesome cosplays from artist @Numasan0704 on Twitter! Check it out below:
—ぬまっちﾆｼﾊﾟ。 (@Numasan0704) May 6, 2022
It won’t be long before Bleach returns with its Thousand Year Blood War anime, as it premieres in October as part of the fall 2022 anime season. It was licensed by Viz Media for its international release when it comes out, and they officially begin to describe the new anime as such: “Was it just a coincidence, or was it inevitable?” Ichigo Kurosaki gained the powers of a Reaper soul through a chance encounter. As a surrogate Soul Reaper, Ichigo was caught up in the turmoil of Soul Society, a place where deceased souls congregate. But with the help of his friends, Ichigo overcame all the challenges to become even stronger.
The synopsis continues with, “When new Soul Reapers and a new enemy appear in his hometown of Karakura, Ichigo returns to the battlefield with his Zanpakuto to aid those in need. Meanwhile, Soul Society observes a sudden increase in number of Hollows are destroyed in the Living World, they also receive separate reports of missing Rukon District residents, and finally, the Seireitei, home of the Soul Reapers, is attacked by a group calling themselves the Wanderreich.
The synopsis ends with: “Led by Yhwach, the father of all Quincies, the Wandenreich declare war on the Soul Reapers with the following message: “In five days, Soul Society will be wiped out by the Wandenreich. The story and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally revealed. Everything must end – as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins!”
What do you think? How did you like Aizen’s villainous run in Bleach? Where does he rank among your all-time favorite anime villains? Let us know all your thoughts on Bleach and all things anime in the comments!